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Not to be nostalgic or sappy but thought it might be fun to us to recall something(s) we miss from another time (childhood, early adulthood, last week...)?  Me?  I miss some aspects of childhood; like when a new, cheap toy was bliss and brought complete entertainment for a week or so.  Or, when $1.25 at the candy store bought a paper sack full of new and different sweets.  Maybe a simpler time when technology didn't so completely dominate our lives.  You?

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I was really happy to climb trees as high as I could go in any given tree. Never fell out, never broke any bones!

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It's hard to believe, seeing how mom's have to be overprotective now, but we would be let out in the neighborhood to run free, for hours if we wanted.  I kind of miss that kind of freedom to just roam and play without any worries.

I miss that endless energy and good sleep I had before puberty, hormones, and teen angst hit to give me what has been a lifelong issue with sleep.  

Stars, I loved to climb trees. We had woods behind our house that we kids would explore freely.  (It's now all torn down and a residential neighborhood is there).   I deliberately jumped out of a treehouse once and sprained an ankle, but never broke any bones.  

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I miss living only 2 hours away from Yellowstone National Park. We could drive up for a long weekend to camp or stay in a cabin. Such a beautiful place to hike, watch the wildlife and see the geysers and hot springs. 

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Wow-yes I would miss living in such close proximity to Yellowstone NP also.  What a great way to unwind/decompress!

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Tweety, Yeah, in addition to climbing trees, we would take off on our bicycles in the morning, show up at mine or my friends house for lunch, and take off again. My best friend and I were also big on making maps of the town that showed how we could sneak around and behind places to avoid being seen. We also were allowed free rein, so I know what you mean; it's sad that kids today can't be safe wandering and roving around as we all used to.

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Roller-skating with those big old clunky skates that fastened to your shoes' soles. And never lose you skatekey!

And hopscotch written in chalk on the sidewalk. And you could chalk out the 'boad' as 1,2,3 single spaces and then the double 4,5 space, single space, etc.

Or you could chalk it out as double, single, double jumps etc.

There was some crazy 'gum' you'd chew, then stick the glob on the end of a straw thingy. You'd then blow a big plasticky bubble that you could bounce or toss around.

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Double-dutch jump-roping, and what was called Chinese Jump Rope with stretch bands around the ankles of two people standing maybe six feet apart, and the jumper would jump in and do patterns of jumps doing criss-cross movements with the bands. Not explained very well, but, well, I tried. Can anybody else who is familiar with it, give it a shot at an explanation ?

Remember those awful "flavor-straws"?

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You explained it well. I knew what you were describing. Hadn't thought of that style in a super looong time. Reminds me the old string thing 'Cat's Cradle'. I could never get very far with the string thing.

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